By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Techiman City Football Club [TCFC] have gained yet another point from the boardroom having won their protest against Techiman Eleven Wonders Football Club.
TCFC lodged a formal complaint against Eleven Wonders for fielding three unqualified players [Martin Kyeremeh], [Yusif Hussein], and [Abdul Wahab] against their neighbours – Techiman City in respect of their matchday 19 fixture of the GN Bank Division One League.
Techiman City further reiterated that the contract between Martin Kyeremeh and TCFC is still active so the registration of the player by Eleven Wonders is dubious and fraudulent since the former Ghana Premier League campaigners did not transfer Kyeremeh to Eleven Wonders FC.
According to Techiman City FC, there are malfunctions in the transfers of Yusif Hussein and Abdul Wahab, a former player of Brong Ahafo United and New Edubiase United.
After going through the merits and demerits of the case, the Disciplinary Committee ruled that Yusif Hussein and Abdul Wahab were duly registered and have the right to play for Techiman Eleven Wonders FC but noted that the purported registration of Martin Kyeremeh was rather deceitful, irregular and violate the provisions of the GFA General Regulations and therefore null and void.
The committee therefore made the decisions below:
1. That on March 11, 2015, the player Martin Kyeremeh seized to be a player of Unity FC immediately the player was declared as a Floating Player by the Players’ Status Committee of the GFA and that from that day any purported transfer of Martin Kyeremeh by Unity FC to any club was null and void.
2. That on January 18, 2016 the player, Martin Kyeremeh as a Free Agent (Floating Player) signed a contract with Techiman City FC for a period of Three (3) years given the club his economic and transfer rights and that from that day any purported transfer of Martin Kyeremeh by Unity FC to any club was null and void.
3. That for the reasons in Decision 1 and Decision 2 above the purported transfer on June 3, 2016 of the player, Martin Kyeremeh to Techiman Eleven Wonders FC from Unity FC with the Transfer Agreement between Unity FC and Techiman Eleven Wonders FC signed by Boakye Prince, CEO for Unity FC and Nana Ameyaw Manu, CEO for Berlin FC (now Techiman Eleven Wonders FC) was null and void and of no effect.
4. That consequently the player Martin Kyeremeh is hereby declared as an unqualified player and Techiman Eleven Wonders is hereby ordered to return to registration card A (player’s licence) to the Ghana Football Association with immediate effect.
5. That for fielding an unqualified player, Martin Kyeremeh (in jersey No. 26) in the Matchday 19 by Techiman Eleven Wonders FC, Techiman Eleven Wonders FC shall forfeit the match in accordance with Article 34(1)(e) of the GFA General Regulations of the GFA.
6. That having been found to have forfeited the match, Techiman Eleven Wonders FC shall be considered as having lost the match in accordance with Article 34(2) and accordingly, three (3) points and three (3) goals are hereby awarded in favour of Techiman City FC in accordance with Articles 34(2) and 34(10) of the General Regulations of the GFA.
7. That in addition, being the offending club, Techiman Eleven Wonders FC is hereby fined Two Thousand and Five Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢2,500.00) payable to the GFA, 50% of which shall be paid to Techiman City FC pursuant to Article 34(5)(a) of the General Regulations of the GFA.
8. That in addition, being the offending club, Techiman Eleven Wonders FC shall lose three (3) points from the club’s accumulated points from their previous matches pursuant to Article 34(5)(a) of the General Regulations of the GFA.
9. That the amounts of money mentioned in Decision 7 above, shall be paid to the GFA within fourteen (14) days upon receipt of this Ruling, failing which Techiman Eleven Wonders FC shall forfeit their subsequent matches after the said deadline in accordance with Articles 39(8)(b) and 39(8)(d) of the First Amendment to the GFA General Regulations.
10. That should any party be dissatisfied with or aggrieved by this Decision, the party has within three (3) days of being notified of this Ruling to appeal to the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association (See Article 37(11) of the General Regulations of the GFA).
Thus, Techiman City Football Club has been awarded Techiman City Football Club [TCFC] three points, 3 goals for winning the case and have therefore leapfrogged to the second position of the league table [zone 1] with 45 points.